Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Support services

The support offered by the Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS) is divided into three categories:

MAPAS Admission Support


You are eligible for MAPAS if you have verified indigenous New Zealand Māori or Pacific whakapapa/ancestry and are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand. MAPAS eligibility and ancestry verification is approved upon receipt of a completed

General MAPAS Interviews are for applicants who apply under MAPAS for CertHSC, BHSc, BNurs, (i.e. provide verified MAPAS eligibility and formal application to the programme of study).

The General MAPAS Interview process involves the following activities;

  • Pōwhiri
  • Multiple mini interview
  • Mathematics test
  • English test
  • Whānau/family feedback

MAPAS also provides entry for indigenous Māori and Pacific students into MBChB, BPharm and BOptom. A MAPAS Admissions Panel will review all applications and determine whether an applicant is offered a MAPAS Specialty Interview. This is based on an applicant's academic record.

The following information is considered for selection into Medicine;

  • An applicant's Grade Point Average (GPA) from their first year of study from either FY or completed degree
  • Results from the MAPAS Specialty Interview
  • UMAT results for Medicine

The following information is considered for selection into Optometry;

  • An applicant's Grade Point Average (GPA) from their first year of study from either FY Biomedical Science or completed degree
  • Results from the MAPAS Specialty Interview

The following information is considered for selection into Pharmacy;

  • An applicant's Grade Point Average (GPA) from their first year of study from either FY or completed degree (Alternative Admission Applicants)
  • Results from the MAPAS Specialty Interview

For futher information about all MAPAS Interviews and Support, please refer to

Or feel free to contact us on 0800 20 20 99 or by email

MAPAS General Interview dates 2016


General Interviews (CertHSc, BHSc and BNurs)

  • Monday 12 - Friday 16 December 2016

MAPAS Specialty Interviews (Medicine, Pharmacy and Optometry)

  • Thursday 24 - Friday 25 November 2016

 

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MAPAS Academic Support


All MAPAS students within the faculty receive additional academic support designed to help them achieve success within their courses of study. MAPAS supports students academically by providing:

  • Additional group tutorials for specific courses (or 1:1 tutorials if required)
  • MAPAS specific study space and computer labs
  • Study retreats (in conjunction with the Student Learning Centre). Homework centres and pre-exam study weekends
  • Support to set up MAPAS study groups
  • Senior academic representation on faculty/ programme boards including Board of Admissions, Board of Examiners, Board of Studies etc
  • MAPAS completion and/or qualifying ceremonies

Academic support is provided in a culturally appropriate way for Māori and Pacific students (which may include whānau kai, marae/fale overnight stays, wānanga, and use of karakia/ prayer and the inclusion of extended whānau).

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MAPAS Pastoral Support


All MAPAS students within the faculty receive additional pastoral support designed to help them achieve success within their courses of study. This includes:

  • Peer/whānau support through regular cohort lunches and wānanga
  • MAPAS “Freshers” wānanga (held prior to Semester One to allow students to whakawhanaungatanga/get to know one another
  • Attendance and progress tracking
  • Scholarships information and application support
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